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Australia territories free to make law on voluntary assisted dying after Senate vote – JURIST

The Australian Senate Thursday passed the Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022, giving the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT) the option to make their own legislation on voluntary assisted dying […]

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Northern Ireland equality groups clarify human rights protections amid post-Brexit agreements – JURIST

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) Thursday released a joint report clarifying the extent of equality and human rights protected under the Ireland-Northern […]

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European Commission proposes international tribunal to prosecute Russia war crimes in Ukraine – JURIST

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Wednesday announced a series of options to hold Russia accountable for its war crimes in Ukraine. 14 commission member states have already initiated investigations into international […]

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Russia enacts strengthened anti-LBGT ‘propaganda’ bill – JURIST

Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday signed an amended “LGBT propaganda” bill into law. The amendments significantly expand the scope of the previous legislation. Last week, the amended legislation passed unanimously in the […]

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Biden administration ‘very worried’ over wellbeing of former US Marine imprisoned in Russia – JURIST

The Biden administration Wednesday expressed concerns about the health and wellbeing of former US Marine Paul Whelan. Whelan was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian penal colony in 2018 after being […]

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ICJ rules Chile and Bolivia entitled to ‘equitable and reasonable’ access to shared river – JURIST

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Thursday delivered its judgment in a waterway dispute between Chile and Bolivia. The case is formally referred to as the Dispute over the Status and Use […]

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Ireland data regulator fines Meta $275M over leak of Facebook user data – JURIST

The Data Protection Commission (DPC), Ireland’s data regulator, Monday fined Meta $275 million (€265 million) for violating Europe’s data privacy law. The regulators claimed that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, failed to prevent […]

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Peru Congress seeks to dismiss President Pedro Castillo for his alleged “moral incapacity” – JURIST

Congressman Edward Málaga Tuesday presented the vacancy motion against Peruvian President Pedro Castillo alleging “moral incapacity,” regulated in number 113.1 of the Peruvian Constitution. The vacancy motion has 67 signatures from members […]

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Australia National Party opposes referendum to establish indigenous representative body – JURIST

Australia’s National Party Monday announced it opposes a campaign to secure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in Parliament. Voice to Parliament is a proposal to amend the Australian Constitution through a […]

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UK government removes ban on ‘legal but harmful’ content in new Online Safety Bill – JURIST

The UK government Monday opted against a ban on “legal but harmful” content in its Online Safety Bill in response to backlash over free speech on social media, especially Twitter. Social media […]

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Turkish court overturns convictions against four human rights activists – JURIST

The Turkish Court of Cassation, the country’s highest appellate court, Tuesday overturned convictions against four human rights defenders including Honorary Chair of Amnesty International of Turkey, Taner Kılıç. All four were formerly […]

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Australia forms multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime – JURIST

On Saturday, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil announced the formation of a multi-agency task force to combat cyber crime. Called the Joint Standing Operation (JSO), the task […]

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‘Invasive’ two-finger test performed on sexual assault victims is misconduct, India Supreme Court rules – JURIST

The India Supreme Court Monday declared that performing the “two-finger” or “three-finger” vaginal test on victims of rape or sexual assault will be classed as misconduct.Also dubbed the “virginity” test, the test […]

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China-run ‘police’ station in Dublin ordered to close by Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs – JURIST

The Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs Wednesday ordered a Chinese overseas “police station” in Dublin to cease operations, according to Asia-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders. The order comes after Safeguard investigated […]

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